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04-20-19, 01:48 PM
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Posted By hcliffe

What kind of weed or grass is this?

This is popping up all throughout my yard as single plants. Grows faster than my K31 fescue. What is it, can it be eliminated?
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Posted By hcliffe

I bought the LogiTek Bluetooth adapter and...

I bought the LogiTek Bluetooth adapter and attached it to my old stereo. The sound is very good and the range of the Bluetooth is acceptable.

The adapter can be attached by either a 3.5mm jack...
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Posted By hcliffe

Thanks for the replies. Dixie, perhaps this is...

Thanks for the replies. Dixie, perhaps this is what you mean?
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/logitech-wireless-bluetooth-speaker-adapter-black/5294033.p?skuId=5294033

It appears I could connect...
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Posted By hcliffe

How to get good quality sound on my patio

To start, I don't know much about stereos, speakers etc. so please bear with me.

I'd like to get good quality sound on my patio with my source being Pandora thru my iPhone/ipad. Ideally it would...
03-06-19, 02:02 PM
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Posted By hcliffe

Thanks for the reply Dan. The heater is the first...

Thanks for the reply Dan. The heater is the first thing I had disconnected and the spa ran fine after I reconnected it and the spa is running fine now with the heater connected so I am confident it...
03-06-19, 11:07 AM
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Posted By hcliffe

Coleman Spa tripping circuit breaker

I have a Coleman spa, it is 14 years old. It has 2 pumps, I replaced pump1, the one that heats the water and cycles on schedule last April. Pump2 only runs when manually turned on.

A few weeks...
08-09-18, 11:01 AM
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Posted By hcliffe

Humidity levels in the basement are staying...

Humidity levels in the basement are staying pretty consistent around 54%. I am making some small changes and continuing monitoring.

I timed the AC run time this morning when the outside temp was...
08-08-18, 08:18 AM
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Posted By hcliffe

Yes, the main issue had been humidity in the...

Yes, the main issue had been humidity in the basement. I had this spare bedroom isolated since we rarely use it. I had kept the supply vent closed and the door closed. When we were troubleshooting,...
08-08-18, 07:22 AM
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Posted By hcliffe

The downside is that it is still warmer on the...

The downside is that it is still warmer on the 2nd floor than it has been in the past. Most of the vents are closed on the 1st floor, some vents are open in the basement.

Regarding the spare...
08-07-18, 02:05 PM
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Posted By hcliffe

As I continue to monitor humidity levels in the...

As I continue to monitor humidity levels in the basement, they have seemed to remain near 54% which is a huge improvement. The difference seemed to be switching the fan from "On" to Auto. I thank...
08-01-18, 07:14 PM
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Posted By hcliffe

The basement has a drop ceiling in all but 1...

The basement has a drop ceiling in all but 1 room. I can check the area you mention for leaks, I had read that long ago. But it is very hard to get to in most areas on the inside and covered by...
08-01-18, 08:10 AM
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Posted By hcliffe

I've had the fan in "auto" since I got back on...

I've had the fan in "auto" since I got back on Monday.

This morning's readings:
Basement 70 and 61
Outside 71 and 77


Main DH still running.
Is it feasible to get the basement RH below...
07-31-18, 12:33 PM
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Posted By hcliffe

You are certainly not being a pest Bud, I...

You are certainly not being a pest Bud, I appreciate all of your input and insight.

I have tile on about 85% of the floor in the basement, not sure if moisture makes it thru that or not. The...
07-30-18, 05:38 PM
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Posted By hcliffe

I checked on a few things: 1. I spoke to my...

I checked on a few things:

1. I spoke to my friend who is a licensed plumbing contractor in St. Louis and used to live in my subdivision. He says my floor drain is definitely connected to the...
07-30-18, 02:02 PM
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Posted By hcliffe

BTW: Found these 2 articles which support what...

BTW: Found these 2 articles which support what you suggest about the Auto setting.

https://www.energyvanguard.com/blog/38619/Don-t-Set-Your-Air-Conditioner-Thermostat-Like-This
...
07-30-18, 01:58 PM
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Posted By hcliffe

Thanks again for the quick reply Bud. Fan has...

Thanks again for the quick reply Bud. Fan has been set to Auto now for a few hours.

Basement reads 69 degrees and 63 RH, while outside is 77 and 67 RH.
07-30-18, 10:11 AM
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Posted By hcliffe

Back from my trip. Current status of vents: ...

Back from my trip.

Current status of vents:
1. Basement cold air return is still open and at the ceiling.
2. Basement supply vents are open
3. Spare bedroom on 2nd floor vent is open, and door...
07-24-18, 07:43 AM
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Posted By hcliffe

With the meter next to the large DH, it reads 71...

With the meter next to the large DH, it reads 71 degrees and 56% RH. The DH says 60, but it only changes in 5 degree increments, so I'd say they are pretty close. At the same time, the outside...
07-23-18, 11:22 AM
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Posted By hcliffe

Have made the following changes: 1. Created...

Have made the following changes:

1. Created a cold air return in the basement. This is still at the ceiling level. Should it be moved down by the floor? I can use the void of the existing wall...
07-23-18, 07:03 AM
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Posted By hcliffe

Hmm, interesting about the sizes of the...

Hmm, interesting about the sizes of the dehumidifiers and the plastic. Might need to try that! Thought I was buying a good sized dehumidifier, but looks like there is a GE 70 pint. Still, where is...
07-22-18, 04:50 PM
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Posted By hcliffe

Will do Bud, thanks for being so responsive and...

Will do Bud, thanks for being so responsive and for all your input!

What about the vents on the main floor, should I open all of those as well?
07-22-18, 02:45 PM
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Posted By hcliffe

Just did a reading. In one area of the basement,...

Just did a reading. In one area of the basement, it was 71 degrees with 67% humidity and the outside temp was 81 with 57% humidity. Other part of the basement was 71 degree with 63% humidity, but...
07-22-18, 12:40 PM
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Posted By hcliffe

The floor drain is part of my sewer system. It...

The floor drain is part of my sewer system. It doesn't drain into my yard. Not sure how that could be a problem?

On Friday I cut an opening into my cold air return duct in the basement, roughly...
07-20-18, 12:42 PM
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Posted By hcliffe

I agree something doesn't add up! I cannot...

I agree something doesn't add up! I cannot figure it out. I have no leak issues. My basement floor is mostly tiled with 2 smaller rooms having concrete floors. Most of the walls are finished and...
07-20-18, 06:41 AM
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Posted By hcliffe

More good comments and input, thanks everyone. I...

More good comments and input, thanks everyone. I do have a meter to measure humidity in the basement and I check it regularly. I'll be working soon to install at least one cold air return in the...
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